Multistage Network Design for Sustainable Transportation System Planning

This project proposes to develop methods for sequentially building infrastructure systems, with an objective of achieving system efficiency, security, and sustainability. A mathematical model that integrates multistage optimization techniques and various risk measures will be developed to identify the optimal sequence of expanding or repairing a given network. Various sustainability measures will be considered including economic cost effectiveness, system security and robustness, and environmental and resource impact. The incorporation of system uncertainties and risks into the network design model via stochastic modeling techniques provides improves the reliability and safety of the system, which is an important sustainability measure. The multistage framework allows optimal usage of resources and provides more flexibility for adjusting future planning activities based on acquired information through information technologies. Case studies of transportation network expansion and repairing using San Francisco Bay Area data will be carried out for numerical testing, sensitivity analysis of model parameters, and policy implications.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
    • Performing Organizations:

      Sustainable Transportation Center/ITS-Davis

      University of California, Davis
      Davis, CA  United States  95616
    • Principal Investigators:

      Fan, Yueyue

    • Start Date: 20091001
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110930
    • Source Data: RiP Project 28172

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01468032
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of California Transportation Center/Institute of Transportation Studies
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0022, R04-2
    • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:44PM